Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dazzled Beader

Dazzled Beader is a wonderful jewelry shop on Etsy. Melissa is from Janesville, Wisconsin and has been on Etsy since February! Welcome to Etsy!! Melissa has a BLOG. It features new offers and specials. 10% of all proceeds from her Etsy shop goes to the humane society. She decided to write stories about animals on her blog in addition to information about her newest listings.


#1 How did you decide on your shop name?
I got into making jewelry when I joined a group of women called Bead Dazzlers. We'd get together regularly and make jewelry and eat and talk. I was hooked. Since my Bead Dazzlers friends dazzled me into beading, I decided Dazzled Beader Designs was a great name for my shop.


#2 When did you start crafting?
I've always liked arts and crafts. As a youth, I was in 4-H and did a lot of drawing, painting, photography, floral design and macrame. I started making jewelry a year and a half ago when I joined the Bead Dazzlers group. I have learned so much since.



#3 Are there other crafts you'd like to try?
Glass bead making sounds interesting or maybe I'd like to take up crocheting again. I admire people who can sew, I've never had much patience or luck with sewing.



#4 What or who inspires you?
I get inspired by seeing what kind of jewelry my friends are making. I also get inspired when I see all sorts of pretty beads and chain online and in catalogs. I have a notebook I draw design ideas in when I'm inspired.


#5 Do you have a day job?
I have a day job. I work as a graphic artist for a newspaper. I design the ads and lay out the paper.


#6 Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
The Stunning Symphony jewelry set. It was a great experience in thinking outside the box and became one of my most unique pieces. I worked hard practicing making many note links and treble clef pendants on my wig jig before I moved on to the final piece. I'm pleased with the result.



Melissa has a wonderful give away happening on her blog!! It's this amazing bracelet! Click on the picture and it will take you to the give away. The rules are easy - just follow her blog and an extra entry pick your favorite item from her shop and leave a comment telling her what it is. Please check it out!!



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12 comments:

  1. I always love to see what other jewelry makers do. Melissa does great work!

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  2. I think Dazzled Beader has some cute jewelry with animal charms!!! Thanks for introducing the store!

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  3. Love the bright colors in the necklace and bracelet! Great feature audrey!

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  4. lovely colors! Very bright and happy!

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  5. I love the bracelet! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. She has some great jewelry, I'll check out her blog :)

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  7. I love that you support so many other artists on your blog and try to support other bloggers on the forum. Be well! You're doing great work!

    Sheryl

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  8. Such beautiful colors!! It really catches your eye. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am so getting that skirt!!

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  9. you have a great blog, and this story adds to the delight of reading it.
    cheers and kudos

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  10. love the rainbow bracelet... so bright and cheery!

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  11. great interview/feature!!! thanks for visiting my blog! I'm really trying to get out there and get traffic, but it is so hard!

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  12. What a great interview! I'm going to have to check out her Blog & Shop - her jewelry is adorable!

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